All Blog Posts Tagged 'Japan' (23)

Youth Rising Against the Security Bills

Youth Rising Against the Security Bills

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(Image by Tokyo Bureau)

Last Wednesday, Japan’s ruling party and its coalition steamrolled the controversial national security bills at…


Added by Anne Farrell on July 26, 2015 at 11:26am — No Comments

Eritrea: A Missed Opportunity?

In the same week that Japan sent a delegation to Eritrea, laying the groundwork for a new embassy there, the U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning about Eritrea painting a grim picture of Eritrea as an unstable and dangerous country.  …


Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on September 19, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments

U.S.-China Cooperation on North Korea: What are the Options?

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Stephanie T. Kleine-Ahlbrandt…


Added by Viola Gienger on June 10, 2014 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Fallout from China’s Air Defense Zone Underscores Need for Crisis Mechanisms

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.

By Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt
East Asia’s geopolitical fault lines have just become more…

Added by Viola Gienger on December 5, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Paid Overseas Fellowship Program For Japanese Nonprofit Leaders

Seeking Japanese Nonprofit Leaders for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship

Priority Deadline extended to April 30 for Japanese applicants, but applications accepted year-round


Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for Fellowships in the U.S. and Latin America. Thanks to the support of the TOMODACHI Initiative, they are particularly…


Added by Atlas Service Corps on March 28, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Intl Peace Research Assoc conference highlights peace journalism

It’s been an outstanding two days at the International Peace Research Association conference in Tsu, Japan. This is the first opportunity I’ve had at any conference to talk shop with researchers in and practitioners of peace journalism. Some presentation highlights:

Kony 2012: This presentation dissected and analyzed the viral video about Joseph Kony, who terrorized Uganda for about 20 years. Among the criticisms: Kony’s child victims were not (were never) invisible; Ugandan…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on November 27, 2012 at 8:20am — No Comments

A Common Expat Encounter readers may know that I’m a faithful reader of The Sun Magazine. A well-spun story in the December 2011 issue, “First Empty Your Cup” by Andrew Boyd, featured an account of a traveler in Japan. I thought the conversation from this selection would ring…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 25, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Kim Jong-Il has died - Isn't that an opportunity for new policies?

Most media focus on the nervous reactions, that this event may trigger instability and perhaps foreign-directed "provocations" as ambassador Donald Gregg is saying here. Well, it's hard to know.

But while there could be a kind of successor problem or even a military takeover, one could also see Kim Jong-il's death as an opportunity for improving relations both regonally and with the West.



Added by Jan Oberg on December 19, 2011 at 6:32am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Freedom of Speech: Quo Vadis (Noam Chomsky)


Freedom of Speech: Quo Vadis



Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on August 28, 2011 at 2:51am — No Comments

No Place for Resent - A Photo Essay from Japan


Dear friends and colleagues,

I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the lightness of Spring, and the change she brings with…


Added by Kimberlye Kowalczyk on May 12, 2011 at 7:00am — 6 Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Good evening from the suburbs west of Manila!


Japan has begun to go back to normal life weeks after the catastrophe of quake-tsunami-nuke crash triad slammed Honshu and broke the hearts of Amaterasu’s scions. Amid the colossal maelstrom and seemingly ceaseless damages wrought, we observed the calm and sobriety displayed by the Japanese, a behavior that was exemplary to say the least.


We outsider-sympathizers…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 4, 2011 at 9:25pm — No Comments




Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Good day from this enthused social analyst and self-development guru!


Just about a week ago, my wiz-kid nephew Dean Patick Delago, an accounting student who’s among the topguns of his batch, alerted me to the dates of 9/11 (9-11-2001) and the Japan quake cum tsunami (3-10-2011), with the intriguing conclusion that when added yields the following…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 30, 2011 at 6:51pm — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Good afternoon from the Philippine highlands!


Japan did suffer miserably from the catastrophe of a double-whammy temblor cum tsunami that walloped it recently. Deaths are now in the thousands, damage to property at past $183 Billion or 3.6% of its $5 Trillion GDP, citizens’ morale is badly eroded (more so that nuke fallout is imminent, aftershocks that followed), and the graphic images of the tragically affected areas are…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 24, 2011 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Does Twitter kill compassion? An academic institution struggles with the right response to the catastrophes in Japan

A few days ago a colleague of a development studies institute sent out a message to the postgraduate student community about responding to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. He is an academic expert on disaster preparedness issues and he wrote a short message, cautioning people not to make rushed decisions regarding donations and also to think about long-term responses to such crises. Sending money immediately may not be the best choice. What I found a bit ambiguous was that he had a small… Continue

Added by Tobias Denskus on March 18, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Nothing to Offer

The storm that has devastated Japan is hardly past. But as charities appeal and the public offers up their support, I cannot help but think of the three friends in southern Africa,…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 18, 2011 at 8:55am — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Good evening from the suburban highlands west of Manila!


The world community absorbed another wallop of shocker recently with the double whammy of quake cum tsunami that struck northeast Japan. So severe was the impact of the Reichter 9 quake and the tsunami that left thousands dead and thousands missing, while a nuke plant is being threatened by a meltdown. The usual naturalistic causal explanation was given out which is…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 15, 2011 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Japan’s new national defense program – shaping up for the 21st century?


Japan announced its defense program in mid-December foreseeing a more dynamic, proactive and flexible military approach in the next decade. This policy shift could be simply described as rebalancing and adjusting Japan’s threat assessment and priorities from the Cold War era to the rising power of China. In fact, it has even wider implications: the new Japanese blueprint offers an insight into future strategic developments in the Asia Pacific region where,…


Added by Donatello Osti on January 17, 2011 at 1:19pm — No Comments


Erle Frayne Argonza

Magandang hapon sa inyong lahat! Good afternoon to you all!…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 30, 2010 at 3:14am — No Comments

ObergPhotoGraphics - A studio and a website

Happy News and Welcome !

This is to tell you that I have just opened a studio & gallery for photographic art.* There are pictures from places such as Burundi, Iraq and Japan and themes like meditations, portraits and mirrors.

They all reflect somehow my work for peace and I am keen on exploring the relations between photography and peace in a broad sense. And - should you worry: I am continuing my work in peace research unchanged - just a little less to get time… Continue

Added by Jan Oberg on May 5, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments



By Krishna Hari Pushkar

It is a multifarious term. The meaning of security is today based on various circumstances and contexts. Conventionally, security is meant similar as safety or protection. Scholar claims, it is a situation of being protected against danger, losses or any types of attacks. Accordingly, this paper begins with the fundamental discussions of the meaning and definition of security, which includes the several aspects and understandings.… Continue

Added by Krishna H. Pushkar on December 9, 2008 at 11:31am — No Comments

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